Friday, March 10, 2017

And Still She Laughs : Defiant Joy in the Depths of Suffering

By Kate Merrick


I first saw the titleand was sold. As a woman, you know the verse.. still she laughs. Then I read the back cover and saw this woman had lost a child to cancer. I almost stopped myself from reading this, b/c I haven’t been in her shoes. Her shoes are a parents worst nightmare. Oh am I glad that I read this. I wish I could be friends with this lady! She is so funny! She reminds me a lot of my sister… one of those people that can do a hardy laugh at the most wrong times, but still she is funny! She gives you the 21st description of Sarah, Bathsheba, Mary, and even the Proverbs 31 woman. The best to me was the Proverbs 31st woman. I guess I had never imagined her having buns of steel. Ha! This is an easy to read book. It makes you laugh, makes you want to cry with her, and just really is an uplifting book for us women. She makes you see life isn’t easy, but we need to laugh – ok maybe not laugh when God is trying to teach us something, but we need to know God is with us, and He can give us JOY like no other. She reminds us that this life is hard, really hard, but we need to chose to live every day for eternity! I do pray for this author. Her life isn’t easy, and I don’t think ever will be. But she was real for this book. I do believe her open honesty will help someone else. I enjoyed reading her book and I would recommend it to those ladies who have lost a child to cancer, lost a child thru miscarriage. It will help you. It was an easy book to read. She was sitting there just telling a story. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

  1. That was a great review. Sounds like a wonderful book. I will definitely be looking into getting one.